The average German household bought 158kg of fresh fruit and vegetables last year
With an average of 87.9 kg per household in 2012, viagra German private households purchased nearly 1% less fresh fruit than the previous year, but spent at least 3% more on it. Sales of pomaceous fruit and bananas decreased, while sales of grapes, strawberries and melons increased considerably. Apples, bananas and oranges have topped the list of the most-purchased fruit varieties for years, followed by easy peelers (such as clementines) and table grapes.
Fresh vegetables (70.3 kg per household) showed a slight decline in sales, although the decrease likewise only amounted to less than 1%. Consumer spending for fresh vegetables increased by a good 4%. Of the more popular vegetable varieties, sweet peppers, carrots and leeks saw a slight increase in sales, while sales for iceberg lettuce, asparagus and cauliflower decreased substantially. Tomatoes, carrots and cucumbers topped the list of fresh vegetables, followed by onions and sweet peppers. In the aftermath of the EHEC crisis, onions and cucumbers changed places in 2011 and the old order had not been restored by the end of 2012.
The top ten favourite fruits and vegetables
On average, German private households bought the following amounts of fresh vegetables in 2012: 11.3 kg of tomatoes, 8.4 kg of carrots, 7.3 kg of onions, 7.1 kg of cucumbers, 5.6 kg of sweet peppers, 3 kg of iceberg lettuce, 2.3 kg of cauliflower and asparagus, 1.6 kg of leeks and 1.4 kg of courgettes.
In terms of fresh fruit, private households consumed the following on average in 2012: 20 kg of apples, 15.2 kg of bananas, 9.8 kg of oranges, 7 kg of easy peelers, 5.1 kg of grapes, 4.5 kg of melon, 4.5 kg of strawberries, 3.3 kg of nectarines, 3 kg of pears and 2.4 kg of pineapples.
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